Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of the National Anthem ahead of Super Bowl 50, and the early consensus on social media is that she nailed it.
— Lady Gaga News (@TomyKMonster) February 7, 2016
Gaga’s performance clocked in at 2 minutes, 21 seconds, just over Vegas’s 2:20 line, so prop bettors began the evening happy. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin performed both the National Anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language.
Gaga told the NFL in a statement that it had always been a dream of hers to sing the National Anthem at a major sports event.
“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” Gaga said. “I get a chance to sing for all the athletes who have been working so hard their whole life for this moment.”
Lady Gaga + the national anthem = amazing 💋💥🎉
— Sara G (@sargoshoe) February 8, 2016
Lady Gaga was amazing as usual!
— Louise Ingram (@louiseingram) February 8, 2016
So far Lady Gaga is the best part of Super Bowl 50.
— Cara (@Cara_Martin) February 8, 2016
Not a fan of Lady Gaga … Until I heard her sing the US National anthem at Super Bowl 50 #legitness
— Rico (@ShakaDula14) February 8, 2016
Never been a huge fan of Lady Gaga but she killed it. 🎤 #SuperBowl
— Kaaayyylaa. (@DensonxKayla) February 8, 2016